Once you get about a month or so into a new year, you can usually tell who's sticking to their New Year's resolutions and who has abandoned them, waiting to try again next year. While there are plenty of factors that can contribute to someone's likelihood to keep or drop their resolutions, their zodiac sign is certainly one of them, with some signs more likely to stick it out while others are quick to move on.
So here is every zodiac sign ranked from the least to most likely to abandon their New Year's resolutions.
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Capricorns, standing proud at the top of our list, are the champions of New Year's resolutions. Known for their incredible discipline and ambition, Capricorns view these resolutions not just as promises to themselves but as non-negotiable contracts with the universe. Giving up is simply not in their vocabulary.
Whether it's pursuing a career goal, improving their health, or mastering a new skill, they approach their resolutions with a meticulous plan, often breaking down their goals into smaller, more achievable tasks. They make quick work of any problems that arise and keep their sights on their desired future.
Not far behind are the meticulous Virgos, who take their New Year's resolutions seriously, perhaps even too seriously. For Virgos, it's all about improvement, self and otherwise. They are the planners, the list-makers, the ones who not only set resolutions but also devise a detailed strategy to achieve them.
Their analytical nature helps them identify potential obstacles and plan around them. However, their quest for perfection can sometimes lead to frustration if results don't show up as quickly as they'd like. That doesn't mean they'll give up, though. They'll just readjust their methods and keep at it.
Taurus, the sign synonymous with steadfastness (and maybe even stubbornness), is next. Taurus treats their resolutions like a fine wine, appreciating the process and understanding that good things take time. Their grounded, headstrong nature makes them incredibly practical, setting goals that are realistic and attainable.
Their stubborn streak ensures they stick to their guns, even when progress is slow. They find comfort in routine and are likely to incorporate their resolutions into their daily habits, making it easier to stay on track.
Scorpios, with their intense and passionate nature, dive headfirst into their resolutions. They're all about transformation and are not afraid of making significant changes in their lives. Their resolutions often involve overcoming personal demons, changing a sizeable portion of their life, or achieving something that requires a deep inner transformation.
Scorpios possess an inner strength that helps them bounce back from setbacks, and their secretive nature means they often work on their resolutions quietly, surprising everyone with their results.
Leos, the zodiac's natural leaders, approach their New Year's resolutions with a flair for drama and a desire to be the best. They are highly motivated by personal growth and the idea of inspiring others with their success.
Leos are less likely to give up on their resolutions because, well, failure is not a good look for them. Their pride and fear of public failure often serve as powerful motivators to keep pushing through, even when the going gets tough.
Aries, known for their fiery energy and enthusiasm, jump into their New Year's resolutions with both feet. They are the initiators, often setting trends with their bold and ambitious goals. However, their challenge lies in maintaining momentum.
Aries can sometimes lose interest if they don't see immediate results, but their competitive nature usually reignites their drive. They thrive on challenges and, with the right motivation, can see their resolutions through to the end.
Libras, in their quest for balance and harmony, often set resolutions that aim to enhance their relationships and personal well-being. They are great at starting with a burst of enthusiasm, but their indecisive nature might make it challenging to stick to a single path.
Libras excel when they have a partner or friend to share their resolution journey, offering mutual support and accountability. However, without that person around to keep them in check, it's not unheard of for them to silently drop a resolution when it no longer interests them.
Aquarius, always looking to make a difference, often set grand, idealistic resolutions. They are motivated by the bigger picture, seeking to improve not only themselves but also the world around them. However, their unconventional approach and tendency to get distracted by new ideas can sometimes derail their initial plans.
Their main weakness is in their inability to grasp that lofty goals take time. They get so caught up in staring at the big picture that they get disappointed when they believe they aren't moving toward it fast enough, seemingly blind to all the detail work that makes up the entire portrait.
Geminis, with their dual, divisive nature, often have a list of resolutions as varied and dynamic as their personalities. They are enthusiastic about starting new projects but can struggle with follow-through sometimes. Their curious minds are easily distracted by the next exciting thing, making it challenging to stick to their resolutions.
However, their adaptability means they can easily pivot to something that holds their interest longer. They just have to be wary of not only falling in love with the idea but also the work needed to make that idea a reality.
Pisces, the dreamers of the zodiac, set resolutions that often involve personal or spiritual growth. They are deeply motivated by their desire to connect with something greater than themselves. However, their fluid nature means they can easily be swayed by their emotions, and they might abandon resolutions if they feel too constrained or even anxious about potential failures.
Yet, their innate resilience and ability to adapt can sometimes see them returning to their initial goals, albeit through a different route. While they may abandon a resolution, they might pick it back up later in the year, which is better than letting it go entirely.
Cancers, guided by their emotions, often set resolutions that aim to improve their emotional well-being and strengthen their relationships. However, they can be prone to mood swings, which might affect their motivation and commitment. Their need for emotional security can also lead them to seek comfort in familiar habits, making it challenging to stick to new resolutions.
They desperately want the resolutions they set to play out well, but they're discouraged easily, quick to get too in their head over one simple slip-up or missed day. They try, they try really hard, but their sensitive hearts would rather drop a resolution and forget it than watch it fail.
Sagittarius, known for their love of freedom and adventure, often sees resolutions as constraints. They are the most likely to abandon their New Year's resolutions, not due to a lack of willpower but because they prefer spontaneity to rigid plans. For a Sagittarius, life is an adventure meant to be explored without rules that will change their behavior.
They might start with a resolution but quickly abandon it if it starts to feel like a chore. They prefer it when things come quickly. Doing one thing for an entire year, then your whole life after that? What a bore! They'd rather change with the tide as it ebbs and flows naturally through their life.